Leslie Kobayashi

Title(s)Professor Of Clinical, Surgery
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8896
San Diego CA 92103
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    Dr. Kobayashi joined the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns and Acute Care Surgery at UC San Diego in August 2010 as an assistant professor of clinical surgery. Her current duties include clinical care in the outpatient, inpatient and intensive care setting as an attending physician on the Trauma, General Surgery and Surgical Intensive Care Services.

    Dr. Kobayashi is dedicated to teaching medical students, residents and critical care fellows. She is also involved in teaching in the community as an instructor for the many Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses offered at UC San Diego every year.

    Dr. Kobayashi earned her medical degree at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where she had the opportunity to train under the tutelage of some of the most influential surgeons in the field of trauma including Dr. C. Cothren, Dr. J. Johnson, and Drs. Earnest and JB Moore at the Denver Health Medical Center. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She completed advanced training in a Trauma/Critical Care fellowship at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. LAC+USC is a busy Level I trauma center with an Acute Care Surgery model run by the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care.

    Dr. Kobayashi's training included a dedication to hands-on clinical teaching at all levels, including pre-medical volunteers, medical students and residents. Additionally, the unique collaboration between LAC+USC and the U.S. Naval Trauma Training Center allowed her to be involved in the training of multiple groups of corpsmen, nurses, physicians and physician extenders in preparation for their deployment to active military conflict zones. Additionally, she has experience with other teaching modalities including: didactic teaching during journal clubs, core lectures and medical student lectures, both didactic and skills-based teaching as an ATLS and ATOM instructor, and module-based teaching as an instructor in the Fundamentals of Critical Care Course taught by the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

    Research Overview
    My research focuses on clinical questions in trauma management, particularly traumatic brain injury, management of the potential organ donor, and venous thromboembolic complications in trauma and the ICU.

    Research Topics
    - Trauma

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    1. Characterization of Facial Trauma Associated with Standing Electric Scooter Injuries. Ophthalmology. 2020 Jul; 127(7):988-990. Yarmohammadi A, Baxter SL, Ediriwickrema LS, Williams EC, Kobayashi LM, Liu CY, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. PMID: 32359837.
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    2. Duodeno-pancreatic and extrahepatic biliary tree trauma: WSES-AAST guidelines. World J Emerg Surg. 2019; 14:56. Coccolini F, Kobayashi L, Kluger Y, Moore EE, Ansaloni L, Biffl W, Leppaniemi A, Augustin G, Reva V, Wani I, Kirkpatrick A, Abu-Zidan F, Cicuttin E, Fraga GP, Ordonez C, Pikoulis E, Sibilla MG, Maier R, Matsumura Y, Masiakos PT, Khokha V, Mefire AC, Ivatury R, Favi F, Manchev V, Sartelli M, Machado F, Matsumoto J, Chiarugi M, Arvieux C, Catena F, Coimbra R. PMID: 31867050.
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    3. Renal Trauma Classification and Management: Validating the Revised Renal Injury Grading Scale. J Urol. 2019 11; 202(5):994-1000. Ballon-Landa E, Raheem OA, Fuller TW, Kobayashi L, Buckley JC. PMID: 31144592.
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    4. Reply by Authors. J Urol. 2019 11; 202(5):1000. Ballon-Landa E, Raheem OA, Fuller TW, Kobayashi L, Buckley JC. PMID: 31766096.
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    5. The e-merging e-pidemic of e-scooters. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000337. Kobayashi LM, Williams E, Brown CV, Emigh BJ, Bansal V, Badiee J, Checchi KD, Castillo EM, Doucet J. PMID: 31565677.
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    6. The EGS grading scale for skin and soft-tissue infections is predictive of poor outcomes: a multicenter validation study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 04; 86(4):601-608. Savage SA, Li SW, Utter GH, Cox JA, Wydo SM, Cahill K, Sarani B, Holzmacher J, Duane TM, Gandhi RR, Zielinski MD, Ray-Zack M, Tierney J, Chapin T, Murphy PB, Vogt KN, Schroeppel TJ, Callaghan E, Kobayashi L, Coimbra R, Schuster KM, Gillaspie D, Timsina L, Louis A, Crandall M. PMID: 30601458.
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    7. Laboratory measures of coagulation among trauma patients on NOAs: results of the AAST-MIT. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018; 3(1):e000231. Kobayashi LM, Brito A, Barmparas G, Bosarge P, Brown CV, Bukur M, Carrick MM, Catalano RD, Holly-Nicolas J, Inaba K, Kaminski S, Klein AL, Kopelman T, Ley EJ, Martinez EM, Moore FO, Murry J, Nirula R, Paul D, Quick J, Rivera O, Schreiber M, Coimbra R. PMID: 30402564.
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    8. The risk of delayed intracranial hemorrhage with direct acting oral anticoagulants after trauma: A two-center study. Am J Surg. 2019 06; 217(6):1051-1054. Barmparas G, Kobayashi L, Dhillon NK, Patel KA, Ley EJ, Coimbra R, Margulies DR. PMID: 30336936.
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    9. Improving life expectancy: A 'broken neck' doesn't have to be a terminal diagnosis for the elderly. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018; 3(1):e000174. Godat LN, Kobayashi LM, Chang DC, Coimbra R. PMID: 29766142.
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    10. Novel oral anticoagulants and trauma: The results of a prospective American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multi-Institutional Trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 05; 82(5):827-835. Kobayashi L, Barmparas G, Bosarge P, Brown CV, Bukur M, Carrick MM, Catalano RD, Holly-Nicolas J, Inaba K, Kaminski S, Klein AL, Kopelman T, Ley EJ, Martinez EM, Moore FO, Murry J, Nirula R, Paul D, Quick J, Rivera O, Schreiber M, Coimbra R. PMID: 28431413.
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    11. Does sex matter? Effects on venous thromboembolism risk in screened trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 09; 81(3):493-9. Berndtson AE, Costantini TW, Smith AM, Kobayashi L, Coimbra R. PMID: 27280942.
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    12. Abdominal vascular trauma. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2016; 1(1):e000015. Kobayashi LM, Costantini TW, Hamel MG, Dierksheide JE, Coimbra R. PMID: 29766059.
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    13. A new kid on the block: Outcomes with Kcentra 1 year after approval. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Dec; 79(6):1004-8. Berndtson AE, Huang WT, Box K, Kobayashi L, Godat LN, Smith AM, Weingarten D, Coimbra R. PMID: 26488322.
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    14. Impact and Progression of Organ Dysfunction in Patients with Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: A Multicenter Study. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Dec; 16(6):694-701. Bulger EM, May A, Bernard A, Cohn S, Evans DC, Henry S, Quick J, Kobayashi L, Foster K, Duane TM, Sawyer RG, Kellum JA, Maung A, Maislin G, Smith DD, Segalovich I, Dankner W, Shirvan A. PMID: 26381131.
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    15. The Effect of Community Health Center (CHC) Density on Preventable Hospital Admissions in Medicaid and Uninsured Patients. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 Aug; 26(3):839-51. Evans CS, Smith S, Kobayashi L, Chang DC. PMID: 26320918.
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    16. Prospective derivation of a clinical decision rule for thoracolumbar spine evaluation after blunt trauma: An American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multi-Institutional Trials Group Study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Mar; 78(3):459-65; discussion 465-7. Inaba K, Nosanov L, Menaker J, Bosarge P, Williams L, Turay D, Cachecho R, de Moya M, Bukur M, Carl J, Kobayashi L, Kaminski S, Beekley A, Gomez M, Skiada D. PMID: 25710414.
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    17. Can we ever stop worrying about venous thromboembolism after trauma? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Mar; 78(3):475-80; discussion 480-1. Godat LN, Kobayashi L, Chang DC, Coimbra R. PMID: 25710416.
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    18. Early pharmacological venous thromboembolism prophylaxis is safe after operative fixation of traumatic spine fractures. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Mar 01; 40(5):299-304. Kim DY, Kobayashi L, Chang D, Fortlage D, Coimbra R. PMID: 25901977.
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    19. Determining injuries from posterior and flank stab wounds using computed tomography tractography. Am Surg. 2014 Apr; 80(4):403-7. Bansal V, Reid CM, Fortlage D, Lee J, Kobayashi L, Doucet J, Coimbra R. PMID: 24887674.
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    20. Planned re-laparotomy and the need for optimization of physiology and immunology. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2014 Apr; 40(2):135-42. Kobayashi L, Coimbra R. PMID: 26815893.
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    21. Do trauma stomas ever get reversed? J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jul; 219(1):70-77.e1. Godat L, Kobayashi L, Chang DC, Coimbra R. PMID: 24862884.
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    22. Shock with intestinal ischemia: a rare complication of methamphetamine use. Am Surg. 2014 Jan; 80(1):101-2. Prendergast C, Hassanein AH, Bansal V, Kobayashi L. PMID: 24401527.
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    23. Use of ultrasonography during percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Am Surg. 2014 Jan; 80(1):E30-2. Kim DY, Regner J, Doucet J, Kobayashi L, Lee J, Coimbra R, Bansal V. PMID: 24401510.
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    24. Development of a preliminary risk index to identify trauma patients at risk for an unplanned intubation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jan; 76(1):167-71. Kim D, Kobayashi L, Chang D, Fortlage D, Coimbra R. PMID: 24368373.
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    25. Abdominal damage control surgery and reconstruction: world society of emergency surgery position paper. World J Emerg Surg. 2013 Dec 17; 8(1):53. Godat L, Kobayashi L, Costantini T, Coimbra R. PMID: 24341602.
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    26. Negative laparotomy in trauma: are we getting better? Am Surg. 2012 Nov; 78(11):1219-23. Schnüriger B, Lam L, Inaba K, Kobayashi L, Barbarino R, Demetriades D. PMID: 23089438.
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    27. Hypovolemic shock resuscitation. Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Dec; 92(6):1403-23. Kobayashi L, Costantini TW, Coimbra R. PMID: 23153876.
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    28. Closed-suction drain placement at laparotomy in isolated solid organ injury is not associated with decreased risk of deep surgical site infection. Am Surg. 2012 Oct; 78(10):1187-91. Mohseni S, Talving P, Kobayashi L, Kim D, Inaba K, Lam L, Chan LS, Coimbra R, Demetriades D. PMID: 23025967.
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    29. Venous thromboembolism in the elderly: the result of comorbid conditions or a consequence of injury? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 May; 72(5):1286-91. Kim DY, Kobayashi L, Barmparas G, Fortlage D, Curry T, Coimbra R. PMID: 22673256.
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    30. Can universal coverage eliminate health disparities? Reversal of disparate injury outcomes in elderly insured minorities. J Surg Res. 2013 Jun 15; 182(2):264-9. Ramirez M, Chang DC, Rogers SO, Yu PT, Easterlin M, Coimbra R, Kobayashi L. PMID: 23562209.
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    31. Surgical strategies for management of the open abdomen. World J Surg. 2012 Mar; 36(3):497-510. Regner JL, Kobayashi L, Coimbra R. PMID: 21847684.
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    32. The impact of American College of Surgeons trauma center designation and outcomes after early thoracotomy: a National Trauma Databank analysis. Am Surg. 2012 Jan; 78(1):36-41. Bukur M, Castelo Branco B, Inaba K, Cestero R, Kobayashi L, Tang A, Demetriades D. PMID: 22273303.
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    33. Is contrast exposure safe among the highest risk trauma patients? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Jan; 72(1):61-6; discussion 66-7. Kim DY, Kobayashi L, Costantini TW, Chang D, Fortlage D, Curry T, Wynn S, Doucet J, Bansal V, Coimbra R. PMID: 22310117.
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    34. Projected lifetime risks and hospital care expenditure for traumatic injury. J Surg Res. 2012 Aug; 176(2):567-70. Chang DC, Anderson JE, Kobayashi L, Coimbra R, Bickler SW. PMID: 22261584.
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    35. Necrotizing soft tissue infections: delayed surgical treatment is associated with increased number of surgical debridements and morbidity. J Trauma. 2011 Nov; 71(5):1400-5. Kobayashi L, Konstantinidis A, Shackelford S, Chan LS, Talving P, Inaba K, Demetriades D. PMID: 21768906.
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    36. The diagnostic accuracy of 64-slice computed tomography in detecting clinically significant arterial bleeding after pelvic fractures. Am Surg. 2011 Sep; 77(9):1176-82. Mohseni S, Talving P, Kobayashi L, Lam L, Inaba K, Branco BC, Oliver M, Demetriades D. PMID: 21944627.
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    37. Work-related injuries: injury characteristics, survival, and age effect. Am Surg. 2011 Jun; 77(6):702-7. Konstantinidis A, Talving P, Kobayashi L, Barmparas G, Plurad D, Lam L, Inaba K, Demetriades D. PMID: 21679637.
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    38. Unstable cervical spine fracture after penetrating neck injury: a rare entity in an analysis of 1,069 patients. J Trauma. 2011 Apr; 70(4):870-2. Lustenberger T, Talving P, Lam L, Kobayashi L, Inaba K, Plurad D, Branco BC, Demetriades D. PMID: 20805776.
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    39. A Comprehensive review of abdominal infections. World J Emerg Surg. 2011 Feb 23; 6:7. Lopez N, Kobayashi L, Coimbra R. PMID: 21345232.
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    40. Thromboembolic prophylaxis with low-molecular-weight heparin in patients with blunt solid abdominal organ injuries undergoing nonoperative management: current practice and outcomes. J Trauma. 2011 Jan; 70(1):141-6; discussion 147. Eberle BM, Schnüriger B, Inaba K, Cestero R, Kobayashi L, Barmparas G, Oliver M, Demetriades D. PMID: 21217492.
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    41. Early coagulopathy after isolated severe traumatic brain injury: relationship with hypoperfusion challenged. J Trauma. 2010 Dec; 69(6):1410-4. Lustenberger T, Talving P, Kobayashi L, Barmparas G, Inaba K, Lam L, Branco BC, Demetriades D. PMID: 20404754.
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    42. The role of rotation thromboelastometry in early prediction of massive transfusion. J Trauma. 2010 Dec; 69(6):1403-8; discussion 1408-9. Leemann H, Lustenberger T, Talving P, Kobayashi L, Bukur M, Brenni M, Brüesch M, Spahn DR, Keel MJ. PMID: 21150521.
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    43. The impact of Acinetobacter baumannii infections on outcome in trauma patients: a matched cohort study. Crit Care Med. 2010 Nov; 38(11):2133-8. Eberle BM, Schnüriger B, Putty B, Barmparas G, Kobayashi L, Inaba K, Belzberg H, Demetriades D. PMID: 20802326.
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    44. Time course of coagulopathy in isolated severe traumatic brain injury. Injury. 2010 Sep; 41(9):924-8. Lustenberger T, Talving P, Kobayashi L, Inaba K, Lam L, Plurad D, Demetriades D. PMID: 20471013.
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    45. Clinical experience using 5% hypertonic saline as a safe alternative fluid for use in trauma. J Trauma. 2010 May; 68(5):1172-7. DuBose JJ, Kobayashi L, Lozornio A, Teixeira P, Inaba K, Lam L, Talving P, Branco B, Demetriades D, Rhee P. PMID: 20453771.
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    46. Traumatic limb amputations at a level I trauma center. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2011 Feb; 37(1):67-72. Kobayashi L, Inaba K, Barmparas G, Criscuoli M, Lustenberger T, Talving P, Lam L, Demetriades D. PMID: 26814753.
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    47. Erythropoiesis stimulating agent administration improves survival after severe traumatic brain injury: a matched case control study. Ann Surg. 2010 Jan; 251(1):1-4. Talving P, Lustenberger T, Kobayashi L, Inaba K, Barmparas G, Schnüriger B, Lam L, Chan LS, Demetriades D. PMID: 19779323.
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    48. What is the significance of thrombocytosis in patients with trauma? J Trauma. 2009 May; 66(5):1349-54. Salim A, Hadjizacharia P, DuBose J, Kobayashi L, Inaba K, Chan LS, Margulies DR. PMID: 19430238.
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